The City of London Police, responsible for the security in the City of London, has launched a new safety scheme to protect the world’s most important financial centre.
Named Project Servator, the idea behind the concept is to bring more force to the streets, but not all will be visible.
Plain clothed officers will start patrolling the streets in the Square Mile, assuring that no disturbances make someone’s experience in the capital something regretful.
Dogs and horses have also been deployed to patrol the area.
Car searches and body search (with previous court authorization) will be happening more often at different locations.
The new tactics were developed and trialed over the past three years and were designed to deter and disrupt criminal and terrorist activity.
The community was also involved in the preparation phase and more than 250 local businesses and organizations received talks about the project.
Although it’s mainly designed for the City of London, the scheme will be extended as far as the Houses of Parliament, Westminster whenever needed.